An intense bright-dark crimson, Estate Cabernet/Merlot ?20 shows immediate ripe raspberry, wild blackberry and black plum, all set against dark chocolate and velvety tannins. Sumptuous layers of flavour run from rich fruit to sandalwood, French Vanilla, and pipe tobacco. With power, presence and length, Estate Cabernet/Merlot ?20 delivers great pleasure right through its palate.
Te Mata's Estate Cabernet/Merlot is a wonderful accompaniment to hard cheeses and anything that once lived in a field.
This wine will continue to evolve in bottle for three to six years from harvest.